The Radium Girls
The Dark Story of America's Shining WomeneBook - 2017
From Library Staff
"This heartrending book was one I could not put down.” - Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
EricaV_KCMO Sep 13, 2017
A must read! A fast-paced, wonderful narrative nonfiction book about the women, who painted glow-in-the-dark watch faces during World War I and beyond.
Kate Moore spoke at BookExpo. I was in tears hearing about her research and more about these women. A wonderful interview with Ms. Moore on NPR.
"A compelling non-fictional account of the girls in the 1920s who worked in dial-painting plants and then contracted deadly radium poisoning as a result - and the companies that tried desperately to hide and deny it. This is a scary look at industrial hygiene and occupational health that se... Read More »